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Celebration of the Shichigosan Festival (Shichigosan iwai no zu)

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Triptych: 11.29205 (right), 11.29206 (center), 11.29207 (left) MFA impressions: 11.29205-7 (sheets mounted out of order), 11.43585a-c (sheets in correct order)


Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right and center sheets), Kunisada aratame Nidai Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 国貞改二代豊国画 国貞改二代一陽斎豊国画(年玉印)


Artist's seal: toshidama (on left sheet only) Censor's seal: Hama (on each sheet)


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1844 (Tenpô 15)


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 73 cm (14 x 28 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper